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Visiting Monterey State Beach, Monterey, United States in December

December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.6cm (5.0inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Monterey State Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). December is too cold for swimming in Monterey State Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Monterey State Beach in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

December is cool and wet, with frequent rain showers and colder water temperatures. Swimming and sunbathing are less appealing during this month, but surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing can still be enjoyed by enthusiasts wearing wetsuits, as the winter swells provide consistent waves for surfers. Also consider one of our other suggestions for December.

Can you sunbathe in Monterey State Beach in December?

No, December is not a good time for sunbathing in Monterey State Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.6cm (5.0inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

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Can you swim in Monterey State Beach in December?

No, December is too cold for swimming in Monterey State Beach for any length of time, with the sea water at 15°C (59°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about December sea temperatures.

Is December a good time to holiday in Monterey State Beach?

Probably not, December is not a good time for a holiday in Monterey State Beach.

December has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day. December has total rainfall of 12.6cm (5.0inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 10.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Monterey State Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). December is too cold for swimming in Monterey State Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is Monterey State Beach warm in December?

No, Monterey State Beach is a little too chilly for sunbathing in December.

The average maximum temperature in Monterey State Beach in December is 16°C (60°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Monterey State Beach in December is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Monterey State Beach in December?

The average day light hours per day in Monterey State Beach in December are 9.7. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Monterey State Beach in December

December is one of the least crowded months at Monterey State Beach, as the weather is cool and there are no major holidays or events aside from Christmas and New Year's Eve. The beach is peaceful and quiet, providing a serene experience for those who visit during this time.

Temperature in Monterey State Beach in December

The average maximum temperature in Monterey State Beach in December is 16°C (60°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Monterey State Beach in December is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 13°C (56°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Monterey State Beach in December is 6°C (43°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 6°C (43°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Monterey State Beach in December

During December the average day light hours are 9.7 per day in Monterey State Beach. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Monterey State Beach in December is typically 2.4 during December. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Monterey State Beach in December

The average sea water temperature in Monterey State Beach in December is 14.9°C (58.8°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Monterey State Beach in December

The average total rainfall in Monterey State Beach in December is 12.6cm (5.0inches) and on average there are 10.8 rainy days in December making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Monterey State Beach in December

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Monterey State Beach in December is 8°C (47°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 8°C (8°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Monterey State Beach in December is typically 86%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.8% in the previous month and 85.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Monterey State Beach in December is typically 69.7%. The average relative humidity is 69.8% in the previous month and 69.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Monterey State Beach in December

The average maximum wind speed in Monterey State Beach in December is typically 20KM/H (12MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 19KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Monterey State Beach in December is typically 8KM/H (5MPH). The average wind speed is 7KM/H (4MPH) in the previous month and 7KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Monterey State Beach in December is from the East-Southeast.

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